PROPHYLAXIS

Using procedures designed for the purpose of actually avoiding or preventing mental and/or physical diseases or disorders.

PROPHYLAXIS: "Keeping people's weight down and monitoring their sugar intake is a prophylaxis for diabetes."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PROPHYLAXIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prophylaxis/ (accessed May 31, 2020).
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